Giuliani: Obstruction questions from Mueller are a 'no-go'

Source: The Hill | September 6, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani maintained Thursday that the president would not answer any questions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about obstruction of justice, calling them a “no-go.”

“That is not going happen. There will be no questions at all on obstruction,” Giuliani told The Associated Press.

Trump’s legal team has been locked in ongoing negotiations for months over whether the president will sit for an interview with Mueller’s team.

The special counsel has been examining Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as whether Trump tried to block the probe itself.

Giuliani had said in July that told Mueller that Trump would only sit down with the special counsel’s team if obstruction questions were completely ruled out, though he said last month that such questions were still on the table.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that Mueller has agreed to accept some written answers from Trump regarding whether his 2016 campaign worked with Russia amid the Kremlin’s election interference.

Mueller’s team acknowledged that executive privilege issues could complicate  their push for an interview with Trump about possible obstruction and didn’t ask for written responses on that matter, The New York Times reported.


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    Those questions are “not ruled in or out,” Giuliani told NBC News in an interview Thursday night, shortly after the original reports that he had said otherwise.

    “We’re very opposed to that [but] we’re not closing it off 100 percent,” Giuliani also told Politico on Thursday. “We don’t want to mislead [prosecutors] and have them think it’s easy, but we have also not closed our mind to it.”

    Mueller is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether the president has obstructed justice as a means to hinder that probe.

     ConservativeGranny #25547

    They are stalling. No way that Trump’s lawyers want Trump talking to Mueller. The little mock interview they supposedly staged with Trump was a disaster.

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